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Would God Make Me Speak Arabic?

My name is Mustafa Sanjata, I was born in Akron, Ohio and raised up in a small college town not far from there called Wooster. I was adopted into a family from Southern Georgia, who were migrant workers. My father was 33rd degree Mason, so he didn’t hold too tight to religion but my mother was a church mother, she …

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Be Proactive: Say Goodbye to Ramadan Loneliness

Being a Muslim convert can be lonely. Their families follow other faiths and don’t understand or participate in the convert’s new holidays. Non-Muslim friends often don’t get it. And new Muslim friends are already busy with their own lives. But when Ramadan rolls around, this feeling of loneliness is intensified. Converts to Islam are acutely aware that the month of …

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“New” Muslims and Marriage

Every decade or so the dynamics of “marriage” sees a shift & change of dimension. In today’s contemporary world something as simple as marriage has evolved into an art of sort & those who are lucky enough to still be married passed the 10-year mark…have wielded masterpieces. One of the more noticeable challenges that theMuslim community faces on a global …

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Tips for New Muslims on How to Read the Quran

It is very important for Muslims to read The Quran and get a better understanding of its message. This is how we can learn and practice the basic concepts of Islam as a balanced way of life. Reading the Quran also shows us the universe in a new light: we learn many amazing facts about ourselves and the different creatures …

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6 Great Converts To Islam

Malcolm X (1925-1965) Unlike others on this list, Malcolm X is hardly a man who needs much introduction. Early in his life, he struggled finding his role in the world. After dropping out of school early, he constantly found himself in trouble, eventually landing himself in jail in 1946. During his 8 years in prison, he was exposed to the …

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Bulgarian University Scholar Embraces Islam after Translating Quran

[pullquote]A Classical Arabic Studies lecturer has converted to Islam after studying and translating the Holy Quran to the Bulgarian language.[/pullquote] A Classical Arabic Studies lecturer has converted to Islam after studying and translating the Holy Quran to the Bulgarian language. Prof. Dr Svetan Teofanov, works in the Department of Classic Arabic Literature at the Sofia University, giving lectures in Koran …

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Am I a Convert or a Revert?

I used to want to be called a ‘revert’ not a ‘convert’ to Islam, but stop the press, it is at last conclusive, I am actually a convert. I think the reasoning on this minor issue of semantics is probably widespread; I am unaware of another genuine argument beyond the one I am about to mention albeit weakly. Our beloved …

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Softening a Hardened Heart: A New Convert

In the early days of the Islamic message, the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions met tough opposition from the unbelievers in Makkah. Those who did not have high standing in their tribes were vulnerable to much persecution, including torture and even death. On the other hand, Muslims who belonged to distinguished families and enjoyed tribal protection were …

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What Are the Rights of New Muslims?

After the conquest of Makkah, there was a spike in the number of those who accepted Islam. Shortly after, they faced the Battle of Hunayn, and great spoils of war were obtained. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) wanted to soften the hearts of these new Muslims and so he gave them the majority of the spoils. The remainder …

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How the Prophet treated new Muslims

We all like this moment, when a brother or sister enters the masjid on a Friday, and announces the shahada (declaration of faith), and the whole masjid start saying “Takbir, Allahu Akbar”; I cannot deny that this is such an amazing moment, to witness someone who just found the right path, and took that extra step closer to God. The …

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